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Taymoori P, Nadrian H, Fallahi A, Nouri B. Self-derogation and peer approval of drug abuse amongst male secondary school students. J Research Health 2016; 6 (2) :222-229
URL: http://jrh.gmu.ac.ir/article-1-1119-en.html
1- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Department of Public Health, School of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, , parvaneh.tay@gmail.com
2- Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Health, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3- Department of Public Health, School of Health, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
4- Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
Abstract:   (5385 Views)


Substance use among teenagers appears to be more a function
of peer approval and peer drug use. This study examined the
relationship between adolescents’ self-derogation and their
responses to Peers’ Approval of Drug Abuse (PADA) among
male secondary school students. In this study, 3000 students
to the 9
grade secondary schools completed a self-report
questionnaire consisting of self-derogation/rejection and peer
drug abuse approval measure. About 86% of students announced,
most of their peers disapproved of the people using drugs, the
higher the grade levels of the respondents, the higher their level
of self-derogation and approval of drug abuse. The relationships
were found between grade level and self-derogation, and also
PADA. Grade of the students and their responses to Approval
of Drug Abuse had statistically significant effects on the sense
of self-derogation among the students. Our findings supported
the higher the level of self-derogation amongst the students by
grade level, the higher the level of their positive response to
PADA. Significant differences were found in the student’s self-
derogation by PADA suggest that and self-derogation and PADA
are two factors that might precede drug dependency among this
sample of male students.
Adolescents, Drug Abuse, Peer Approval, Self-Derogation
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Type of Study: Orginal Article | Subject: ● Psychosocial Health
Received: 2015/10/20 | Accepted: 2016/04/25 | Published: 2016/04/26

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